When can I plant Foxglove in Zone 2a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant foxglove in Zone 2a should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Foxglove

Frost tolerance for foxglove: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Foxglove do ok in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant foxglove in Zone 2a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant foxglove and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your foxglove may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your foxglove indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to cover your foxglove if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.